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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Archive for the Category 'drizzle cruet'

Chef’s Three Oil Drizzlers Set

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Drizzler Set of ThreeChef’s Drizzler Set of 3. Unique kitchen gift for the serious cook or chef. Hand Blown glass, Elegant Euro style and design, the perfect drizzlers for gourmet olive oils, flavored vinegars, truffle oils, infused oils, cooking oils, and soy sauce. select itemThree Drizzlers are culinary tools that drizzle oils and other condiments with a consistent flow and without dripping. Hygienic borosilicate Simax glass. Matching oil and vinegar glass drizzlers.

Chef Drizzler set is made up of three matching drizzler cruets: each are two piece cruets: one glass pour spout and corresponding vessel body. Simax glass is a specially designed lightweight glass, made for durable restaurant grade kitchenware. Simax glass material is similar to Pyrex and can withstand extreme heat and high acid levels. Genuine hand blown glass composition. No metallic corrosion after extended exposure to vinegar. Flared neck receptacle accepts ground glass spout and catches any drip. Has built-in funnel for easy filling of your olive oil cruet. Integral vent in glass spouts allow pressure equalization when pouring any liquid.

Care: Wash before first use with dish soap. Occasionally, empty the cruets and wash thoroughly with hot water and dish soap, avoid using abrasive pads. Glass cruets are dishwasher safe.

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Bread Dipping an Ideal Appetizer

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Bread Dipping the Italian Cuisine Appetizer

Is there such a thing as a perfect appetizer just by dipping bread? Yes, and it is the perfect addition to any Italian meal that has pasta as the main ingredient.

For oil dipping, using extra virgin olive oil, soft bread is most ideal. There are some dipping variations that allow for the toasting of bread before serving it. If tomatoes are in season, you can dry them and add to your oil dipping appetizer. Basil leaves chopped can also be added.

Try this oil dipping alternative and see if your guests won’t compliment your cooking abilities.

1 tablespoon garlic clove, peeled and pressed
1 teaspoon fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon oregano
1 ½ tablespoon dried parsley
A dash of fresh ground black and red pepper to taste.

Combine all ingredients, whisking together. Place a teaspoon on a dipping dish and drizzle with gourmet extra virgin olive oil. Dip soft Italian bread and of course, adjust the seasoning to suit your guests taste. Add additional oil until the herbs on the plate are gone.

Bread dipping is used as an appetizer and when preparing a party, your guests will enjoy dipping a variety of breads and fresh vegetables into the dipping sauce. If meat is served, you can prepare ahead of time a dipping sauce marinade exclusively for dipping meat. A number of dipping sauces can be set out for your guests to try. Why not have each of your guest prepare a dipping sauce which they can bring to your party. Then everyone has an opportunity to try a different sauce.

A good quality bottle of extra virgin olive oil on hand will allow you to create dipping sauces that you particularly like. It may cost a bit more but it is well worth the money spent when purchasing superior olive oil. Always have a bottle in your kitchen cupboard for those special occasions. A fast appetizer can be created when unexpected guests knock on your door. Bread dipping dishes can be recreated over and over and you will never tire of the various ways that herbs can be blended, coupled with herbal seasoning.

Superior extra virgin quality oil will need to be purchased in dark bottles. Light will destroy the fragile taste and your money is wasted. Do not store your precious oil in plastic containers as a plastic taste or flavor will permeate into the olive oil. You can store the olive oil in a glass drizzle cruet if it is placed in the cupboard when not in use. Olive oil will need to be stored in a cool dark place. Any olive oil that has been affected by heat or intensive light will have a copper hue; this is characteristic of oxidization. When stored properly, extra virgin olive oil can be kept for up to two years. Olive oil is most flavorable the first two months after pressing. Olive oil should not be stored in the refrigerator; this will block its full delicate flavor.

For a pleasant dinner among friends, bread dipping adds to any exquisite Italian entrée. bread dipping, oil dipping, olive oil, Italian bread appetizer

 

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Glass Oil and Vinegar Cruet Sets

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Glass Oil and Vinegar Cruet Sets

Because of the acidity and corrosive nature of vinegar, wanting to find the ideal vinegar cruet sets should be given due consideration. Vinegar should be stored in containers made out of glass, ceramic or stainless steel. A cork or stopper made from a non-corrosive material that won’t break down will also need to be an addition. You do not have to worry about the corrosive nature of olive oil as it is a non-acidic food.

It makes sense that cruet sets made from copper, aluminum or chrome finishers should not be used. They may look good but the inside finish will be dissolved in the contents of the bottle due to the acidity of the vinegar. This can and in most cases does endanger the health of anyone using these containers. Inexpensive stoppers or spouts that have come from China should not be used. The quality is not there and when preparing an ideal dinner party, the last thing you want to be concerned about is anything purchased with a “Made in China” label.

A hand blown glass cruet set that is similar to Pyrex and is very strong and long lasting. Any product made from glass is non-corrosive and the glass spouts and containers are easily cleaned with soap and hot water. A glass cruet set is a two piece cruet. Each cruet has a flared receptacle which integrates a glass spout that will catch any olive oil or vinegar drip after using it. The flared neck also serves as a funnel for filling the cruet. Six fluid ounces is contained in the drizzle cruet and this drizzle method is ideal for using extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar needed for cooking.

If you are in need of a unique gift, then consider oil and vinegar cruet sets for cooking and serving. You know you need to adopt a healthier eating habit and also wish that for your guests. The Mediterranean diet includes the use of extra virgin olive oil to add to the tossed salads, the entrees or to the main meals. By providing a drizzle of oil and vinegar, you can provide a delightful addition to your meals. If you consider yourself a gourmet chef, by measuring out the right quantity of olive oil and vinegar, your entrée and main meal will no doubt create pleasant social memories.

When you purchase a matching set of drizzler cruets, you can display these elegant containers that will grace any table or kitchen. No drip will be noted, thereby no oily containers on the outside and no slippery fingers. These oil and vinegar drizzlers are made of two piece glass composition which will not corrode, especially with the use of vinegar.

When using glass oil and vinegar cruet sets, they can remain on the table for any meal. Not only can you use extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but you can use flavored syrups in these glass cruet sets. These gift ideas are unique and any host or hostess will enjoy a successful social gathering at any meal time that will provide long lasting memories.

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Glass

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Grape Cluster Design Called Grape Cruet

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set

The ideal oil and vinegar cruet will also double as a drizzle cruet. These unique serving cruets, with their elegant Euro design, provide a lovely way to present your finest olive oil and balsamic vinegar to your dinner guests or family. Most importantly, their flared necks prevent unsightly drips and their glass spouts are non-corrosive and more hygienic. In addition, these two piece oil and vinegar cruets are made from the most durable of technical grade glass and drizzle perfectly any manner of oil, vinegar or flavored syrups. The flared necks also act as funnels when refilling, and help prevent the sticky, oily unpleasant touch of handling bottles that drip.

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Glass

If you have ever picked up an oil and vinegar cruet that was slippery from drips down the sides making it difficult to hold, easily tipped over and unattractive in appearance, you have probably been using one of the inexpensive bottles found in convenience and grocery stores. Often they are just the simplest of designs, a rubber or chrome spout dispensing which are not very effective for the olive oil inside. You should especially not be using a matching pair of this type of oil and vinegar cruet to dispense vinegar as well as oil. Spouts made from anything other than ceramic or stainless steel will become corroded from extended exposure to vinegar, … another unattractive table presentation to avoid.

It is very important that olive oil be stored in a different manner than it is dispensed. Large, clear bottles with spouts are ineffective for storage as they do not protect the contents from light and air. You will usually find that the manufacturer has used dark colored bottles to shield the precious oil from ultraviolet light, and provided cork stoppers or reusable caps to seal the bottle once it has been opened.

As effective a means of storage as the darkened, air-tight bottle provides, it is not the best means for dispensing the oil at the dinner table. For normal table use, it is recommended you use a decanting oil and vinegar cruet, which is the most durable and practical. Add a smaller quantity of oil (6 to 8 ounces) to the bottle. You will have to refill it more often, but that will guarantee that the oil is always fresh and the delicate flavor is preserved.

 

Drizzle Olive Oil, dripless unique gift

Thursday, November 06th, 2008

A Drizzle of Olive Oil without the drip?

As more and more people realize the healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil is becoming more popular not only to cook with, but to add flavoring to favorite dishes. A drizzle of oil and vinegar improve the tastes in any diet. A perfect gift idea, therefore, Is an oil and vinegar drizzler to use for both cooking and serving.

Our oil and vinegar drizzlers are designed to dispense a light stream, just the right amount of oil and vinegar when dressing fresh salad greens or flavoring pasta dishes. Gourmet chefs recognize the importance of the right measure of quality olive oil or cooking oil used in the preparation of an entrée.

An elegant display of oil and vinegar for any table or kitchen, the Euro designed vinegar and oil drizzlers are hand crafted from durable clear borosilicate glass. The oily and sticky residue which can coat the decanter are not a problem with the special non-drip design. Each oil and vinegar drizzler fits nicely in your hand and is easy to use, with a capacity of 6 ounces.

Beautifully hand-crafted, the oil and vinegar drizzlers are made of two piece glass composition. They will not corrode when exposed to vinegar and can safely be put in a dishwasher. Each drizzle cruet, perfectly balanced, features glass pour spouts which fit into a flared neck to prevent drips from running down the outside. Use drizzlers for just the right amount of olive oil over antipasto, salads, baked focaccia bread or hot pasta.

Leave your oil and vinegar drizzler on the table as a lovely centerpiece. You may want to use it during any meal. As a unique gift, drizzlers are ideal for dispensing oils, vinegars, dressings or flavored syrups. Any host or hostess will welcome one as a gift.

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Oil and vinegar set, a gourmet drizzler set

Sunday, April 01st, 2007

oil and vinegar setOil and vinegar set. A drizzler set is the chef’s choice of the perfect gourmet gift. An oil and vinegar set that does not drip makes a perfect gourmet gift idea.select item

The glass drizzler set will display on the table well and dispense olive oil and vinegar perfectly. This olive oil cruet set is custom made and hand blown in Europe. Elegant Euro design accentuates the drizzler set’s practicality for table use and also as a chef’s cooking tool. Balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil are recommended to be dispensed with a frugal ‘drizzle,’ which this oil and vinegar set accomplishes easily, and with no drip down the bottle sides, or residual table mess.

The drizzler set was made to easily fit in your hand and set upright on the table with little chance for tipping over. Cold pressed olive oil and balsamic vinegar are best dispensed in glass containers. A glass vessel is hygienic and preserves the delicate flavors and composition of your prized condiments better than other cruets made from other materials. Our matching oil and vinegar set has two vessels which are made up of two piece cruets. Each handblown cruet has a glass pour spout and corresponding vessel body.

Formed from restaurant grade glass, the cruet set is very durable for extended use. Glass pour spouts seat firmly into vessel with ground glass friction fit. Flared glass neck receptacle accepts ground glass spout and catches any drip, and also serves a a built-in funnel for filling. The drizzler set incorporates glass spouts which have an integral vent for pressure equalization when pouring liquids. The cruet set was designed for easy olive oil and vinegar drizzle application, and restricts inadvertent or excessive pouring and drips. Our drizzler set offers perfect decanting of condiments such as soy sauce, truffle oil, cooking oil, olive oil, and other flavored vinegars while cooking or serving.

An oil and vinegar cruet set is the perfect gourmet gift idea for any cook or kitchen. Each matched cruet set is Dishwasher safe. Hand made in Europe. Each oil and vinegar set includes two separate vessels which hold 6 fl oz. each. Oil and vinegar is not included with drizzler set.

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Unique gifts, not just for the holidays

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Oil and Vinegar unique gifts
grape cruet
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes food, dispensing of condiments and then even more food. The  oil and vinegar Grape Cruet decanter provides an elegant gourmet gift idea that always has a place on your table. Unlike certain holiday items, this one can be used again and again, even after the holidays. Each grape cluster is a handblown cruet by artisans in Europe.

Throughout the year we offer fine oil and vinegar cruets that may be selected as a gourmet gift  of choice for a special birthday, anniversary, or wedding gift.

This year we have added several balsamic vinegars direct from Italy, and also a new matched olive oil cruet design that has already started to recieve rave reviews from users.

Once you start using them, and display them on the table, they are very compelling to be picked up and used. As a gourmet gift, they are an excellent gift selection for any kitchen.

 

Cooking With Olive Oil

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

oil and vinegarExtra-virgin Spanish olive oil is suggested to cook with. First, quality extra virgin olive oil should be added to dishes as a garnish after they have been cooked. You can add olive oil to soups or entrées as a condiment, at the table. Use an olive oil cruet to add olive oil sparingly while cooking or garnishing food. Cruets.com has handblown cruets in stock. When barbecuing meat or fish it’s best to add quality extra virgin olive oil after cooking, unless the olive oil is an ingredient of a the marinade.The flavor of olive oil will change when heated to 140° F. Olive oil will begin to burn at 280° F. Frying foods at high temperatures is not recommended using olive oil. A peanut oil or rice bran oil would make a good substitute for frying foods such as potatoes or fish. Heating olive oil, (while cooking) will change the taste and character of the olive oil substantially. Never heat olive oil to excessive temperatures. Do not keep olive oil to reuse after it has been brought to the smoking point, as overheating olive oil can produce toxins. cooking with olive oil, olive oil condiment 

 

 

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Where does the expression ‘drizzle’ come from?

Friday, September 01st, 2006

olive oil bottleA cruet will drizzle olive oil perfectly regardless which kitchen it is in, yours, or the fancy one on TV’s Gourmet Food Show.

When gourmet chefs first implored us to drizzle olive oil on garden salads and on grilled fish, the problem wasn’t just that drizzle is a silly word, but good quality olive oil was hard to find. For decades bland tasting, golden olive oils have dominated the market. They may have been fine for frying, but no where near good enough to garnish a newly grilled salmon. Now we are seeing an offering of quality olive oils. Retailers are stocking better Italian and Spanish olive oils. So the drizzle effect can continue ever so abundantly.

But what is meant by “drizzle” over this…?

A quick look at the proper definition will help.

driz·zle
[driz-uhl]verb, -zled, -zling, noun
–verb
1. to rain gently and steadily in fine drops; sprinkle: It drizzled throughout the night.
2. to fall in fine drops.
3. to rain or let fall in fine drops; sprinkle: He drizzled honey over the fruit.
4. to pour in a fine stream: Drizzle melted butter over the breadcrumb topping.
5. a very light rain.
6. Meteorology. precipitation consisting of numerous, minute droplets of water less than 1/50 in. (0.5 mm) in diameter.
 Related forms drizzly, adverb driz·zle (drzl) v. driz·zled, driz·zling, driz·zles   

To rain gently in fine, mistlike drops.
To let fall in fine drops or particles: drizzled melted butter over the asparagus.
To moisten with fine drops: drizzled the asparagus with melted butter.
 n.
A fine, gentle, misty rain.

[Perhaps from Middle English drisning, fall of dew, from Old English -drysnian, …]

With a definition of ‘drizzle’ fresh before us, now we can see what the food writers and gourmet chefs have been intending us to ‘dew’ with our olive oil. drizzle olive oil, drizzle cruet, gourmet drizzler
      

 

 

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